Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris is that rare trilogy caper that manages to top its two predecessors and in this case that's saying a lot. Technically it is amazing, an example of how suitmation can still have a place in the digital age. And even better is that it doesn't show off for its own sake. This film is not empty spectacle. It goes for quality over quantity using is kaiju sparingly to tell…
While maybe not as iconic as King Kong or Godzilla, the film is just as quintessential to the giant monster genre. Setting a standard for many imitators, Godzilla itself, to follow. Making it a must see for those with a love of the genre and a general interest in the the history of cinema itself.
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
It's probably obvious by now how easy it is to fawn over how good this film is. After living so long in the shadow of his competition, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe puts the spotlight on this unusual monster in a way that makes you take notice. Treating him with a level of sincerity and respect that likely left those who grew up cheering for him flabbergasted and in awe. This is a grown up…
Godzilla King of The Monsters is a really fun high-octane thrill ride that doesn't have too much to offer beyond that and that's just fine. While it plays around with religious and environmental themes it's very surface-level, only serving to contextualize the monster action and little more. But for those who love monsters, especially these particular characters, that will be more than enough. All four of the main stars are treated like the cinematic titans…